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Case Memorial Library: 7/27/18

Programs at the Case Memorial Library are free, except as noted for materials charges, and open to the public.  Library hours are as follows:  Monday and Thursday: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Library will be closed Saturday, September 1 and Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.  Registration is required, unless otherwise noted.

Did You Know You Can Now Register For Events Online?

Registration for events opens three weeks in advance of the event date online at

Homebound Delivery Service

Are you a book lover who is unable to leave your home?  If so, the Library will bring the books to you!  Orange residents who are homebound may contact the Library to arrange for regular library book delivery service to their home at no charge.  Call the Library’s Head of Circulation Services, Samantha Jasulavic, at 203-891-2170 or email for more information.

Events For Adults

Libraries Rock!:  Adult Summer Reading 2018

June 14-August 18.

For adults 18 and up and recent high school graduates.  Each time you visit the Library, fill out a simple form with the title and author of a book you’ve just finished, give it a star rating, and drop it in the raffle box.  Every two weeks we’ll hold a raffle drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Can’t make it to the Library?  No problem!  You can participate online at:

Origami Cranes

Saturday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.

Adults and teens are welcome to join us for an origami crane folding party led by the Friends of the Library.  There is an ancient legend in Japan that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish.  Come take part in this special Thousand Origami Cranes project and help the Friends reach their goal of folding 1000 cranes for a beautiful display in the Library.

Adult Make & Take Workshop:  Essential Oils 101

Monday, August 6, 7 p.m.

Learn about essential oils:  what they are and how to safely and effectively use them to benefit your overall health and wellness then make and take one essential oil roller bottle blend.  Workshop led by Orange resident and doTERRA Wellness Advocate Carrie McDaniel.  All supplies will be provided.  Additional roller bottle blends will be available for purchase at $5 per bottle blend.  Space is limited.

Oldies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s

Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m.

Willie and Jan Duo will perform the tunes of Paul Simon, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, and many more favorites from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  Come and relive the era of rock and roll that will bring back fond memories.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Internet Basics

Tuesday, August 14, 10:30 a.m.

Are you a new computer user with little experience using a keyboard and mouse?  If so, come to this class and learn how to left-click, right-click and use basic command keys as you prepare to enter the online world!  Space is limited.

Adult Make & Take Workshop: African Mud Cloth Totes

Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m.

Learn about bogolanfini, also known as African mud cloth, and create a mud cloth-inspired tote using bleach.  Space is limited.

Book Discussions

The Bookcase:  Evening Discussion Group

Thursday, August 9, 7 p.m. – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.  Led by Toby Zabinski.

Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m. – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Led by Toby Zabinski.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m. – Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke.  Led by Samantha Jasulavic.

Fall Film Series

Victoria & Abdul

Monday, September 17, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 1 p.m.

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  PG-13.  1 hr. 51 min.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

Monday, October 1, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 1 p.m.

A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.  2 hr. 4 min.

Book Club

Monday, October 15, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 1 p.m.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.  PG-13.  1 hr. 44 min.


Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31, 1 p.m.

A depiction of Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.  PG-13.  1 hr. 46 min.

Events For Teens

Libraries Rock!: Teen Summer Reading 2018

June 14—August 18.

For students entering grades 7-12.  Students entering grade 6 may choose to participate in the teen or the children’s summer reading program.

Here’s how it works:  Tell us what you’re reading this summer by logging it online at  Each time you read and log enough books to reach a new tier, stop into the Library to collect your prize. Each week you log a book you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $10 iTunes gift card.

Tier 1:  2 Books:  candy

Tier 2:  5 Books:  book

Tier 3:  10 Books:  earbuds

Tier 4:  20 Books:  $10 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)

Tier 5:  30 Books:  $10 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)

Tier 6:  40 Books:  $20 gift card (assorted, while supplies last)

Sushi Candles

Friday, July 27, 2 p.m.

For students entering grades 6-12.  Roll your own California roll beeswax candles.  Space is limited.

Spin Art Machines

Saturday, August 4, 2 p.m.

For students entering grades 6-12.  Learn simple circuitry to build and use a working spin art machine.  Space is limited.

Marbled Canvas Art

Wednesday, August 15, 2 p.m.

For students entering grades 6-12.  Paint your own custom canvas art using a marbling technique. Space is limited.

Cooking Class

Wednesday, August 22, 2 p.m.  For students entering grades 6-8.

Thursday, August 23, 2 p.m.  For students entering grades 9-12.

Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 p.m.  For students in grades 7-12.

Learn to cook tasty treats with ShopRite’s Registered Dietician Courtney Huggins.  Space is limited.  Please notify the Library of any food allergies or restrictions at least 72 hours in advance of the program.  Space is limited.

Events For Children

Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading

June 14-August 18.

For children entering preschool-grade 6.  Our summer reading game is back!  Receive a bookmark when you register at the Library or online at  Read at least five books throughout the game and complete one challenge from our “Choose Your Challenge” list (or make up your own!)  Then, stop by the Library to enter the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing of your choosing.

OzoBot Mania

Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. & Thursday, August 2, 4 p.m.

For children ages 6-10.  Program our tiny ’bots using markers to change their movement and light.  Experiment with coding, science, and art!

Sound Explorers with Matthew Cantello

Monday, July 30 at 2 p.m.

For children ages 3-12.  Make instruments from recycled materials, engage in unique sound science experiments, try out group movement, create “sound stories,” and play listening games to awaken a sense of wonder with the experience of sound and music in our lives.

Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls

Wednesday, August 1, 2-3 p.m.

For children ages 7-9.  Make your own glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls using the science we learn about polymers and monomers.

Dancing Oobleck

Wednesday, August 8, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

For children going into grades 2-5.  Create oozy oobleck and watch it dance to the music as we engage in some messy science fun!  This activity will involve food coloring that may stain clothes so please dress accordingly.

LED Paper Flowers

Thursday, August 9, 3-4 p.m.

For tweens going into grades 4-6.  Create your own glowing flowers using music sheets and LED lights.

Science of Baseball

Tuesday, August 14, 2-3 p.m.

For tweens going into grades 4-6.  Learn about the sweet spot in a baseball bat, why a curve ball curves, what a baseball is actually made of, and more.  Weather permitting, we’ll go outside and practice pitching!

The Cure for the Common Show

Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m.

For children of all ages.  Celebrate your summer reading success with a one-of-a-kind performance!  Bryson Lang incorporates audience participation, ball bouncing and spinning, juggling, improvisation, glow-in-the-dark objects, giant beach balls, and exciting surprises into every show.

Myth Busters

Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 p.m.

For children ages 7-9.  Groups of three will guess if the mythbusters statement is fact or myth then conduct an experiment to figure out whether their guess was right or wrong.

Virtual Reality Program

Wednesday, September 26, 2 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.  Learn about virtual reality and use a Google Cardboard VR Headset.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Interactive Movie

Saturday, October 6, 1 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4-6.  Step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and take part in an interactive movie experience.  With a bag full of snacks, prompts, and props, tweens will be able to experience the movie like they never have before.  Please be aware that cookies, chips and candy will be served during this program.


3-5 Year Olds Storytime

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Bi-weekly through August.  Weekly beginning in September.

Enjoy storytelling, books, music, fingerplays and puppetry at this story time series especially for 3-5-year olds!  A story-related craft is offered following each session.

Lapsit Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Bi-weekly through August.  Weekly beginning in September.

Little ones and their caregivers are invited to this high-energy story time with Ms. Michelle!  We’ll practice nursery rhymes, sing and move together, plus explore touch-and-feel books.

2-Year-Old Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Bi-weekly through August.  Weekly beginning in September.

Audience participation is highly encouraged at this story time session just for 2s.  Enjoy books, stories, music and movement, fingerplays and puppetry together.

Preschool STEM Storytime: Make a Splash!

Thursday, September 27, 3:30 p.m.

For children ages 3-5.  Older siblings are welcome.  We’ll read a book together as a group, learn more about the story through our retelling, then make a scientific craft or try some hands on experiments together.

Art In The Library

July: Monoprints by Mary Mayer, Maura Galante, and Nan Adams.

August: Photography by Edward Jolly and pottery by Sally Ann Endleman, on view August 2-30.  Reception: August 9, 5-7 p.m.

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